Amazon has the Kindle version of The Magicians Book 1 by Lev Grossman on sale for $2.99. This book series is the premise of the SyFy Channel TV show. If you are a fan of the show, definitely read the book. And if you haven't seen the show, it does such an excellent adaptation that diverges logically when needed
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY
"The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this."
—George R.R. Martin
"Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy."
"A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre."
"The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I've read this century."
"This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story."
—The New Yorker
"The best urban fantasy in years."